Saturday, September 19, 2009

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Last year I totally missed it. I wanted to let you know about a couple of ways you can show support:

Chili's restaurants are donating 100% (yes, all of them!) of their profits to St. Jude's on September 28th. Kids can even decorate their own pepper to put on the wall to show their support.

You may also participate by running in/supporting Joe P's rally run, which will take place on Halloween in Nashville. Go here to sign up. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have donated or signed up. We are already at 30% of our goal of $25,000!! The Peabody clan will be there. I'm hoping to at least walk fast. :)

On the homefront, we are adjusting well to life with our new bundle of joy. June is such a sweet baby and Holly is being the sweetest and most caring big sister ever. She is so proud of "her baby." We have had lots of help from grandmas which has made the last couple of weeks so much easier. Thanks, Nana and Mimi, for your tireless helpfulness and love.

Hope to see you all at Chili's or in Nashville on Oct. 31st!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome Maggie June!

On Monday morning (Labor Day!!) we welcomed Maggie June to our family. She arrived at 5:09 a.m. and weighed in at 10 lb. 4 oz. and was 21 in. long. Our very sweet friend and neighbor, Abby, got a call from us at 2:15 a.m. and she rushed over to stay with Holly so we could go to the hospital. It was hilarious because Abby had told me, "Please call me if you go into labor, even if it's at 2:37 a.m." When Allen and I got into the car the time was 2:37 a.m. She was close!

So we arrived at the hospital and June was born 2 hours later. It was obviously a very quick labor, but everything went very smoothly and she is a healthy, sweet, adorable little baby. Holly is completely over the moon about being a big sister and is doing great in her adjustment to having a new baby in the house. She is very protective, too. Today I told her we had to take June to the doctor so they could check her weight and give her a shot. She almost started crying and said, "Don't let them give her a shot! I'm mad at the doctor!"

Here are a few pictures of our girl. We thank God for this new blessing. She is such a sweet baby.